Innovations in Technologies to Extend the Golden Hour


National Institutes of Health campus, Natcher Conference Center, 45 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD, 20892

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The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) welcome you to the first workshop on “Innovations in Technologies to Extend the Golden Hour” to discuss bioengineered solutions for improved diagnostic treatment of acute injuries and shock. The purpose of this meeting is to link nascent bioimaging and bioengineered solutions with the needs of the Departments of Defense and Health and Human Services; this will offer, an opportunity for subject matter experts to gather and determine the state of the science and regulatory policy in critical care trauma and resuscitation while discussing current and future research efforts that will lead to concrete solutions.

This meeting is organized in collaboration with the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), Combat Casualty Care Research Program (JPC-6), the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

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Registration ends on March 20th, 2019.

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What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?
We strongly encourage taking the Metro to the Natcher Conference Center. The Natcher Conference Center is a 5-minute walk from the Medical Center station on the Red Line. There are very few visitor parking spaces at NIH and a three-hour limit is enforced. There is an off campus garage for visitors on Rockville Pike, but parking is limited. For more information on parking, click here



If you decide to take the Metro to campus, the Visitors Center is located at the top of the escalators of the Medical Center Metro Station entrance, approximately 50 yards from the street and facing the entrance to the Metro station. Enter at the blue Welcome sign and proceed to your right through security. All persons and bags will be screened. Lines to obtain your visitors badge will be on the other side of security; please remember to bring a government-issued photo ID. Maps of main campus are also available in the Visitor Center.


Walking directions to the conference center

Once you obtain your visitors badge, proceed to your left, up the stairs or elevator to the upper level exit of the Visitors Center. Once outside, follow the signs down the hill to the Natcher Conference Center (Building 45). The curved, glass building should be straight ahead with the entrance at the end of the walkway. Proceed through the doors of the Natcher Conference Center.


Lunch options

Attendees can pre-order lunch (Lunch Pre-ordering Instructions) through a vendor (information found here) or use the cafeteria in the Natcher Conference Center.


Conference dinner

Thursday, March 21, 2019
1800 - 2030
Shangri-La Nepalese and Indian Cuisine
7345-A Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda, MD 20814
The restaurant is a short walk away from the Bethesda Metro Station and the Hyatt Regency Bethesda. Parking is available in public garages nearby. The buffet price is $30 and includes one meal per person with a glass of wine or beer (and tax and tip). Please bring cash, if possible.


Lactation rooms

Attendees requiring access to lactation rooms should fill out this form prior to the meeting.


Directions to Nursing Mother’s Room in Natcher:
Take the main elevators (to the right of the NIH Visitor Center/ Nobel Laureate Exhibit Hall) to the 6th floor. Upon leaving the elevators, enter the hallway behind the glass door and proceed to find room 6AN16 to the right. Use the PIN code provided by the lactation program for entry.
For additional instruction please contact Lisa Simon, Jane Balkam, or Colleen Prorok for assistance at the below contact information.
Nursing Mothers Main Number - 301.435.7850
•    Lisa Simon|
•    Jane Balkam |
•    Colleen Prorok |


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